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Extending simulation-based acquisition (SBA) to the warfighter with the Air Force Joint Synthetic Battlespace (JSB-AF)
Author(s): Phil Faye; Emily B. Andrew; Jayson Lee
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force has vectored in a new direction to expand its investment in advanced simulation technologies to improve our readiness, lower costs, and dominate the battles of tomorrow. One of the critical initiatives in this direction is the Joint Synthetic Battlespace (JSB). The JSB will provide an integrated Modeling and Simulation (M&S) environment that brings together analysis, training, and simulations into a coherent whole. The ultimate goal is to develop a JSB simulation capability that will provide a new level of realism in synthetic mission and battlespace environments. This capability will be used to evaluate not only specific systems characteristics but also the associated tactics and procedures. The feature that distinguishes the JSB will be the its ability to realistically represent the real-world mission environment and provide the warfighter with real-time feedback on a system's expected performance. This unprecedented level of realism and response will enable the warfighter to evaluate mission effectiveness and conduct course of action analyses. At the same time, the JSB will increase the acquisition community's ability to build or modify systems to meet users' needs and expectations by making the warfighter the focus and direct participant in the acquisition process. As a detailed engineering and trades tool, the JSB will provide a completely scaleable environment for controlled executions of experiments to support analyses that require repeatability and controlled variations in the simulated environment. The government will also be able to ensure the configuration, control, and consistency of the JSB environment, while the users will develop their own plans and scenarios for their analyses. This will provide a standardized synthetic environment for acquisition programs that can be used as either a distributed or stand-alone application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4367, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science V, (19 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440033
Show Author Affiliations
Phil Faye, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Emily B. Andrew, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Jayson Lee, U.S. Air Force (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4367:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science V
Alex F. Sisti; Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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